No. 13/15 Florida Gators basketball (5-1) won its fourth-straight game by ripping through the Jacksonville Dolphins (2-4) on Monday evening at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL. Florida topped Jacksonville 86-60 for its most dominant victory – and first road win – of the season in a contest highlighted by the return of senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin following a six-game suspension.
OnlyGators.com breaks down the Gators’ win with The Fastbreak.
It was over when: The Gators extended their lead to 31 points with 13:44 to left in the game as senior forward Casey Prather completed an old-fashioned four-point play. Charging towards the hoop, Prather laid the ball in but drew a foul and went to the line. He missed the ensuing free throw but grabbed the rebound on the baseline and slammed it home to put UF up 66-35.
Prominent player: Prather continued to dominate just like he has all season, finishing 11-for-13 from the field for a game-high 27 points with five rebounds and three assists. He once again displayed great athleticism attacking the hoop and provided a ton of energy for his team on both ends of the court.
Significant stretch: Florida opened up the game by outscoring Jacksonville 19-7, using three triples from sophomore guard Michael Frazier II to take a double-digit lead just 3:45 into the game. UF never led by fewer than 11 points from that point forward. Frazier finished 5-for-6 from downtown, scoring 17 points on the evening.
Perfect play: With 9:47 remaining in the first half, Gators redshirt junior F Jacob Kurtz closed out on a three-pointer shot by Dolphins G Sam Hunt, rejecting it and powering the ball into the crowd. Two possessions earlier, Kurtz laid the ball in off a nice pass from junior guard Eli Carter, giving the emerging walk-on a couple nice plays in a row.
Check out the second half of The Fastbreak…after the…break.
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